Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aussie Power

IPL 2 is over and the evenings now seem to be a big bore, I really dont know which channel to watch when I return from office. I am just waiting for the T20 world cup 2009 to start but i doubt if it will it have the thrills and frills of an IPL. This time round my blog is more on Aussie Power in IPL and world cricket.

IPL 2 ended with a winning team again being led by another Aussie great "Gilli". Now we have 2 aussies holding back to back IPL trophies. The question to be asked is when will an Indian captain ever win an INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE??. This is something for us to ponder. IPL teams have 7 Indian player's but all of them depend on the 4 foreign players to always perform and as usual they always do. Hayden is best example of an aussie depedency.

If we look the awards and accolades except for the purple cap winner "R.P. Singh" and under 23 years player "Rohit Sharma" the rest of the awards have been bagged by Aussies. So the Question to be asked is what special do these Aussies have which Indians or other cricketing nations seems to lack??. I think it is just the commitment, fire power and the never say die attitude.

The way Gilli played against Delhi showed us what world cricket seems to be missing and he left Viru scratching his bald head for ideas.I am die hard supporter of CSK and M.S Dhoni's captaincy in semi's was below par, which i would say was the main reason for CSK not making it to the final. But nothing can be taken away for Gilli's team which won the tournament after finishing last in IPL-1.

If fake IPL player is to be believed KKR will have a new captain in the form of RICKY PONTING and who knows he mite change KKR's fortunes and win the IPL -3 for them. Hope INDIAN captain can learn a trick or 2 from aussies and lift IPL-3.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Joined the Touch Generation

Yes folks i have joined the touch the generation of cell phones and my post this time is more on my phone new Samsung Touch Wiz F-480. I know many people have written blogs and reviews around touch phones and most importantly people relate touch phones to the mother of all phones  the iPhone. I have not used iPhone extensivley just had a look at my collegues IPhone and yes it is amazing, but it also has it own drawbacks.

Now to the Samsung Touch Wiz or Tocco as it called in UK and USA seems to be a very good buy for its price Rs. 15k ($300). The UI and navigaton is really  cool and its packed with a 5 MP camera. I must say that the camera does not live up to the expectations of 5MP. The display is good and pretty sharp. The main drawback of the phone is that it does have a wi-fi but its 3.5G connectivity with speed upto 7.2Mpbs helps make browsing experience pretty good. This phone also does not have an accelerometer which i think is a must have feature on touch phones. 

The navigation and messaging is pretty cool and easy as well. I have always been used to keypads when it comes to txting, but this one seems to easier than a keypad. When compared to an LG cookie this seems to be a better buy and value for money. I would call this phone as POOR Man's IPHONE

Samsung seems to have caught up on the Touch generation phones and have brough out a series of touch phones like Ultra touch, Pixon, Omnia HD and Star.For Android Lovers samsung has annouced I7500 which will be released in June 2009 in Europe. 

The next touch phone i am looking forward to is the toshiba TG01 which  comes with the biggest display panel in world of touch phones, but it is a windows mobile :(. I hope they bring this phone to India and if they do it will be toshiba's frst mobile in India

Compared to my previous mobile Asus P527 windows mobile phone i have been really satisfed with F480 and would recommend it for people who want to use touch phones but not spend a fortune. 

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Samsung F480

Toshiba TG01